Business Success Stories

Between 2010 and 2013 the Denver Energy Challenge helped local businesses save energy and money as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program. In 2013 the program met it's goal of reaching 1,200 businesses and helped them save an average of 18% on their energy use. We are proud to have helped so many businesses save, and we are happy to recognize them for their commitment to energy efficiency! 

Business services provided by the City are now fully under Certifiably Green Denver. If your company would like to schedule a free advising visit with a sustainability advisor through Certifiably Green Denver you can call us directly at 720.865.5457 or sign up now to get started. More information can be found on our Facebook page

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Perma Graphics

Definitely worth participating in the program. We've been saving about $300 on our energy bill. - Perma Graphics

Recipient of the "Saving Savvy" Award at our October Participant Awards Event.

The Gathering Place

We've been working very hard this past year to make our building more energy efficient; there is always room for improvement. So far, we've retrofitted our whole building with energy efficient lighting and upgraded our HVAC system saving us thousands of dollars so far this year. - The Gathering Place

Plinth Gallery

"Last year we had an energy review of the gallery, studio and workshop space. After implementing the recommended changes and lighting upgrades, we are now seeing a significant reduction in our energy use. This is a great program!!" – Plinth Gallery

Sanctuary Home

“We replaced our halogen tracking light with LEDs. The lights installed are fantastic and the city's energy program is a big incentive for people to put in more energy efficient lighting.” – Sanctuary Home

Walter W. Martin

“I appreciate all the help given to me on replacement of our old light fixtures. As far as I can tell, we are now saving about $200 a month on the new retrofit fixtures!” – Walter W. Martin

Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

It was so much nicer this summer. The old lights use to put off so much heat the gallery would get hot and the art work would fade. Now its much more comfortable and we don't have to run the A/C constantly. - Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

Ankmar

We just looked at our energy bill post-project compared to this time last year and we've already saved $1,000 in the first month.  - Ankmar

Cake Crumbs

“We had some LED's and ultra-violets retrofitted that made them more energy efficient, saving up to $600. As a business owner, it's great to save energy and have bills that are more affordable. It was great working with the city. It saved us money right away and made us feel better about all our energy usage!" - Cake Crumbs

Austin Hardwoods

We've already seen a huge savings. Our June 2012 Xcel bill was $3,000 less then it was in June 2011. - Austin Hardwoods

Case Studies

Read our case studies to learn more about how businesses of all types and sizes are improving efficiency and saving money! Clicking on the case study name will open a .pdf

Dog-Topia is saving $994 annually on a $990 project
Downing Street Garage is saving $520 annually on a $158 project
Denver Wholesale Florists is saving $9281 annually on a $29239 project
Harvey Park Church is saving $700 annually on a $12660 project
Super Wines & Spirits is saving $2379 annually on a $2379 project
Ankmar is saving $9450 annually on a $21000 project
Bonnie Brae Wine & Liquor is saving $2500 annually on a $1500 project
Snooze Restaurant is saving $1100 annually on a $5200 project
T-Trove Asian Decor is saving $460 annually on a $1200 project
Vectra Bank is saving $8600 annually on a $5900 project

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Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
KC Hair Affair
KC Hair Affair
Crossfit Denver
Crossfit Denver
Watson & CO
Watson & CO
Crown Lanes
Crown Lanes
Furniture Works MFG
Furniture Works MFG
City Wine
City Wine
Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
Davis Manufacturing
Davis Manufacturing
Cherry Creek Collision
Cherry Creek Collision
Astro Automotive
Astro Automotive
Hot Cakes
Hot Cakes
Joy Wine & Spirits
Joy Wine & Spirits
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Confluence Ministries
Confluence Ministries
E-Z Laundry Mat
E-Z Laundry Mat
K-Stop
K-Stop
Finish Line Car Wash
Finish Line Car Wash
Cold Front Distribution
Cold Front Distribution
Division West
Division West
John Fielders Colorado
John Fielders Colorado
Rio Grande Co.
Rio Grande Co.
Shyne & Assoc.
Shyne & Assoc.
Ankmar
Ankmar
Northern Trust Bank
Northern Trust Bank
Emich VW
Emich VW
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Denver Machine Shop
Denver Machine Shop
Steelboy Productions
Steelboy Productions
Saks Galleries
Saks Galleries
Metro Paint Supplies
Metro Paint Supplies
Flame Works Autobody
Flame Works Autobody
Infinite Auto
Infinite Auto
Geatano's Restaurant
Geatano's Restaurant
Denver Carwash
Denver Carwash
Stadium Auto Parts
Stadium Auto Parts
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Platinum Auto Sales
Platinum Auto Sales
Midtown Automotive Repair
Midtown Automotive Repair
Alesso Modern Source
Alesso Modern Source
Obento Restaurant
Obento Restaurant
Snooze
Snooze
National Speakers and Sound
National Speakers and Sound
Hall & Hall
Hall & Hall
Bella Colore
Bella Colore
Three Cutters on Pearl
Three Cutters on Pearl
Fascination St. Fine Art
Fascination St. Fine Art
Mayfair Liquor
Mayfair Liquor
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Plinth Gallery
Plinth Gallery
Sara Karam Photography
Sara Karam Photography
Quality Corporation
Quality Corporation
Children's Haven
Children's Haven
Core New Art Space
Core New Art Space
Merchant's Office Furniture
Merchant's Office Furniture
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
ITALCO
ITALCO
Drinks Liquor
Drinks Liquor
Bridge Linguatec
Bridge Linguatec
Jerry's Nut House
Jerry's Nut House
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Hooked On Colfax
Hooked On Colfax
Coral Room
Coral Room
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Denver Lumber Co.
Denver Lumber Co.
Royal Publications
Royal Publications
Footers Catering
Footers Catering
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Guiry's
Guiry's
Living Waters Tabernacle
Living Waters Tabernacle
The Artisan Center
The Artisan Center
T-Trove Asian Decor
T-Trove Asian Decor
Sportsman's Liquor
Sportsman's Liquor
Old West Mattress Company
Old West Mattress Company
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Super Wines and Spirits
Super Wines and Spirits
Sun Mart
Sun Mart
Hollywood Nails
Hollywood Nails
Mike Shaw Auto
Mike Shaw Auto
Downing Street Garage - Certified Green Business
Downing Street Garage - Certified Green Business
Denver Design Center
Denver Design Center
Kearney St. Garage
Kearney St. Garage
Line-X
Line-X
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Design Materials International
Design Materials International
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Buy & Build Inc.
Buy & Build Inc.
Young Sports Mart
Young Sports Mart
Leetsdale Barbershop
Leetsdale Barbershop
Premier Collision Center
Premier Collision Center
Pita Grill
Pita Grill
Cake Crumbs
Cake Crumbs
14th Ave. Liquors
14th Ave. Liquors
La Belle Nails
La Belle Nails
T-Wa Inn
T-Wa Inn
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place
Bayaud Enterprises
Bayaud Enterprises
Cycle Analyst
Cycle Analyst
Nic Nac Bookstore
Nic Nac Bookstore
Accurate Machining
Accurate Machining
Sterling Car Wash
Sterling Car Wash
Denver Film Society
Denver Film Society
Rathburn Company
Rathburn Company
West Southwest
West Southwest

Certified Green Business

The Garden
The Garden
Hillel Academy
Hillel Academy
Harvey Park Christian Church
Harvey Park Christian Church
Fans Liquors
Fans Liquors
Washington Park Profile
Washington Park Profile
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Lehrers Flowers
Lehrers Flowers
Advanced Property Services
Advanced Property Services
Evans Discount Liquors
Evans Discount Liquors
African Grey Specialty Birds
African Grey Specialty Birds
Mike's Camera
Mike's Camera
Elitch Lanes
Elitch Lanes
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery
Christina's Records
Christina's Records
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Morgan's Liquor
Morgan's Liquor
B'nai Havurah
B'nai Havurah
Charles Second Hand Tools
Charles Second Hand Tools
Vert Kitchen
Vert Kitchen
Western Distribution Co.
Western Distribution Co.
Wash Perk
Wash Perk
Fastline Graphics
Fastline Graphics
Matrix Autobody
Matrix Autobody
Menchie's
Menchie's
Sanctuary Home
Sanctuary Home
Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Viking Bar
Viking Bar
Shallow Hill Music
Shallow Hill Music
Ed Moore Florist
Ed Moore Florist
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Denver Board of Realtors
Denver Board of Realtors
The Philadelphia Print Shop
The Philadelphia Print Shop
Veterans Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Garbarini
Garbarini
Washington Park Vet Clinic
Washington Park Vet Clinic
The Shanahan Collection
The Shanahan Collection
Cherry Cricket
Cherry Cricket
AUM Framing and Gallery
AUM Framing and Gallery
Jpad Discount Liquor
Jpad Discount Liquor
Q Laundromat
Q Laundromat
Downing Supermarket
Downing Supermarket
Performance Radiator
Performance Radiator
Uber Sausage
Uber Sausage
Grape Expectations
Grape Expectations

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